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IFRS 9 - Discussion of the practical issues of its implementation
19th April 2018
13:30 - 16:45
Lower Ground (LG), Tower Training Centre, Swatar

Event Overview

IFRS 9 is one of the biggest single accountancy change implemented in years. The global financial crisis has placed the banking industry under great scrutiny. One of the criticisms raised has been the way in which financial instruments were accounted for under International Accounting Standard 39, which is the predecessor to IFRS 9. It claimed that some requirements of IAS 39 did not result in the timely recognition of credit losses, sometimes called the “too little, too late” problem. It was also claimed that IAS 39 is too complex.
 To address these criticisms:
• The timing and measurement of impairment allowances is being changed 
• The classification and measurement of financial assets is arguably being simplified 
• Some of the complexity in hedge accounting has been reduced 

Is IFRS 9 less complex? And is it going to address the issues experienced under IAS 39? 

The implementation by financial institutions for this big change should have been concluded by now. This seminar should serve as a good insight into what are the challenges being faced and how best to address them in a ‘business-as-usual’ environment. 
IFRS 9 is effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January, 2018.  The standard has been endorsed by the EU.


Mr Robert Ancilleri

Robert Ancilleri was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. on 1 December 2014. Mr Ancilleri holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) Degree from the University of Malta and is a Certified Public Accountant holding an Audit Practising Certificate. He was formerly the Head of Finance at Banif Bank Malta p.l.c. and worked in practice between 1998 and 2003 with MSD & Co., representative offices of Arthur Andersen and then changed to Ernst and Young 
He is a Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, member of the Financial Services Committee and member of the Disciplinary Appeals Board within the Institute. 
Ms Marisa Abdilla

Marisa Abdilla is an Executive within Bank of Valletta plc, where she heads the Finance Department.  She is an accountant by profession and has been part of the BOV’s Finance department for the last 18 years. Marisa sits on the IFRS 9 Steering Committee at BOV, which committee is responsible from the overall governance of the project’s implementation.  Marisa is a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.  


Registration Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Session Time: 13:30 - 16:45 (including a 15-minute coffee break)

Why should delegates attend?
  • Review of the main concepts behind Classification and Measurement and Impairment under IFRS 9;
  • Get a closer look at what ECL entails; expected impact and required reporting.
  • Accountants, credit specialists, treasury dealers and risk people working in finance and risk functions of credit and financial institutions and students.


Other Information
CPE Hours: 3 Core
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IFRS 9 - Discussion of the practical issues of its implementation

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